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Course Descriptions

BIOL 36700 Principles of Development

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 2.0

Prerequisites:

BIOL 23100 or 23000 and BIOL 24100  

Description:

This course introduces the core concepts in developmental biology. The emphasis is on the early development of a fertilized egg, how it lays down the basic body plan and generates different major organs. The core concepts will be introduced through examples from various vertebrate and invertebrate models, including fly, sea urchins, planarian, axolotl, frog, zebrafish, bird, mouse and human. The course will also show students how to apply the core concepts to think critically about practical subjects including medicine, stem cells, regeneration, and evolution. Typically offered Spring.

Instructor(s):
YUK FAI LEUNG

E-mail:
yfleung@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

Please contact the instructor for further information

Course Format:


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